IGNITION CODE – NEWTEK LIE, AMON – LIAR IN WAIT, REVERENCE – WHEN DARKNESS CALLS , CHRONIC HATE – DAWN OF FURY, PSYCHOPARALYSIS – ESCALATION , SLIPPERY – FIRST BLOW, TOEHIDER – CHILDREN OF THE SUN PART 2 ,DRAUGR – DE FERRO ITALICO , NOTHGARD – WARHORNS OF MIDGAR
Having been a fan of Sweden’s The Hellacopters I was was pleasantly surprised when by pure chance I discovered Imperial State Electric less than a year ago, thanks Pandora. Upon my introductory listen I thought: “wow this band sounds like The Hellacopters”. I’d soon learn that singer / guitarist Nicke Andersson was the chief architect of both. Imperial State Electric picks up right where The Hellacopters left off. Delivering no frills rock ‘n roll that cherry picks some of the best elements of classic rock’s glory days with sonic touchstones ranging from the mid 60’s through the late 70’s.
Not many bands today still embody the spirit of a classic rock band but Ace always hits the mark